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Sevelamer may interfere with the effectiveness of some drugs (such as ciprofloxacin, mycophenolate) by making it more difficult for them to be absorbed by the stomach. Consult your pharmacist about the best times to take your medication(s).
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Your doctor may direct you to follow a special diet to help lower your blood phosphate levels. Follow the diet closely.
Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as blood phosphate, calcium, bicarbonate and chloride levels) should be performed regularly to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose unless you have just eaten. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Information last revised February 2015. Copyright(c) 2015 First Databank, Inc.
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